Eurocall ' 99
Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France
September 15-18, 1999
Understanding, using and creating web-enabled databases
Wednesday, September 15 from 09:30 to 17:00
Room 27, PropŽdeutique, 3rd floor

Using web-enabled databases in language learning settings

First some brainstorming

How could one use web-enabled databases in language learning?

What kind of data could one either present or collect?

How much data are we talking about?

What are some of the problems we could anticipate?

What are some roles databases currently play in your context (web-enabled or not)?


Then look at a few examples

Connecting Pen-Pals
http://deil.lang.uiuc.edu/ExChange/

Access to Library Information
http://deil2.lang.uiuc.edu/cardcat/

Making Lab Reservations
http://deil2.lang.uiuc.edu/LCreservations/

Student Tracking (server currently unavailable)
http://al.engl.iastate.edu/BOOK/ 


Is a Database-Driven Web Site What You Need?

Consider these questions:

  1. Do your students have access to the web?
  2. Does your institution have the personnel or the budget to maintain a web site?
  3. Does you insititution currently use databases for administrative purposes? (e.g. student and instructor databases, registration information, etc?)
  4. Would you like to be able to collect information from your students via a web page?

If you answered yes to some or all of these questions, a database-driven website may be right for you.



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